The flu wasn't kind to the professional dancers on "Dancing with the Stars" this week. Derek Hough didn't dance on Monday's show and Mark Ballas missed several rehearsals due to the illness. Monday was the first group dance of the season. The celebrities and their professional dance partners brought back the 1970s to a cheering audience with a fun, if not a technically strong, hustle.
Scores will be added to viewers' votes overnight and the star with the lowest combined total will be going home after Tuesday's results show. Singer Donny Osmond has the highest judges' score with 29 points. Michael Irvin is the celebrity with the lowest score with 21 points. Swimmer Natalie Coughlin and snowboarder Louie Vito both have 22 points.
Here's a recap of Monday's show:
Model Joanna Krupa's partner Derek Hough was not on the show because he had the flu. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was eliminated two weeks ago with actress Debi Mazar, stepped in to take Derek's place. Derek joked that he shouldn't have taken his shirt off last week because that's probably how he got the fever. Joanna and Maksim earned 24 points for their Argentine Tango. Maksim and Derek said they were both proud of how well Joanna did despite a slight stumble at one point during the dance.
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Bruno Toniolo, 8: "I was living my fantasies up until that stumble."
Len Goodman, 8: "Getting a new partner is a bit like getting a new pair of shoes... I think you did a great job under the circumstances."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You guys matched so well. The glamour was there." She encouraged Joanna to work on her flexibility so her "hips don't lock."
Singer Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel scored 24 points for their Paso Doble. They danced to "Crazy Train," a song that Kelly's dad Ozzy Osbourne made famous. Ozzy was in the audience to watch his daughter. "It's so nice to be able to look over and see my dad is smiling at me," Kelly said. She admitted that having her dad watch her dance to his song made her "so scared."
Len Goodman, 8: "You were dancing tonight with much more authority. There wasn't that nervousness that we sometimes see."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "This is why I love my job... The intensity is so great you have to stay in it."
Bruno Toniolo, 8: "You did a very difficult routine all the way through. You never went wrong... Stay on it."
Actress Melissa Joan Hart and partner Mark Ballas earned 23 points for their Argentine Tango. Melissa said she was pleased with the point total especially because Mark was sick and missed a few rehearsals.
Len Goodman, 8: "It did lack a little bit of the seduction between the guy and the girl... You coped with all that difficult choreography."
Bruno Toniolo, 7: "You lost it a few times... You looked slightly grumpy more than sexy."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "Disagree," Carrie Ann said to Bruno. "This week you nailed the character... (But) you had a few stumbles tonight."
Snowboarder Louie Vito and partner Chelsie Hightower got 22 points for their Argentine Tango.
Len Goodman, 8: "I wasn't expecting a lot. I've been so pleasantly surprised."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "A little pedestrian... What I really like is the way you partner her. That's the basis of this dance. Great job there." She warned Louie that he walks rather than dances too often.
Bruno Toniolo, 7: "Great storytelling. The lost boy meets the hot chick."
Singer Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson earned two 10s and a nine for a total of 29 points for their Argentine Tango. During rehearsals, Kym wanted to know if Donny could be passionate enough to perform the dance. "I've got five kids," he responded.
Len Goodman, 9: "I love the intensity of the dance. It was truly your best dance."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "The Argentine Tango loves Donny Osmond... It was so darn sexy."
Bruno Toniolo, 10: "Beauty, moody, dangerous and sharp as a blade," he said while standing and pointing at Donny. "You took me there," Donny confessed to Bruno.
"Iron Chef America" chairman Mark Decascos and partner Lacey Schwimmer received their highest score of the season, 26. Mark channeled his martial arts' training to do his Paso Doble. Lacey inspired him by saying "You're fighting for your life." An impressive flip and some air kicks had the audience cheering for The Chairman.
Bruno Toniolo, 8: "You were on it."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "Tonight you were in your power. You were focused... Very exciting."
Len Goodman, 9: "You need posture. You need power. You need performance. Tonight you had all three."
Singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin scored 27 points for their Argentine Tango. Their routine was full of lifts, which Dmitry said were allowed this week in this dance.
Len Goodman, 9: "I never really know what I like until I see it, and — I've got to say — I liked that."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "Mya you move so well. (But) it was distant without an inner dialogue."
Bruno Toniolo, 9: "You're a great technician." He warned Mya to make sure she kept her emotional connection to the dance, her partner and the audience.
NFL star Michael Irvin and partner Anna Demidova earned a 21 for their Paso Doble. It was the couple's best score of the season, but it wasn't good enough for the audience who booed when the judges revealed their scores. Anna said she got Michael thinking of holding his frame and keeping things tight by telling him to imagine he had a coin clenched between his butt cheeks.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "Finally. Somebody put his game face on. Favorite dance so far."
Len Goodman, 7: "Your posture was good. It was expressive."
Bruno Toniolo, 7: "Keep that nickel in your butt because it's working for you." Michael then stepped up to the judges' table and gave Bruno a nickel. Let's hope that was in his pocket.
Singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff scored 24 points for their Argentine Tango.
Bruno Toniolo, 8: "You've done exactly what I've asked you to do."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It was grounded. It was dramatic."
Len Goodman, 8: "The last few weeks... You've been like... a little boy who's lost his daddy. You've come back to me."
Swimmer Natalie Coughlin and partner Alec Mazo earned 22 points for their Paso Doble.
Len Goodman, 8: "Everything you do is clean and precise. Lacked a little bit of aggression."
Bruno Toniolo, 7: "It's like a battle of wills."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "You move really, really well.. but you stop your movements at your hand." She also said she was calling them out for having a lift in their routine.
On Tuesday's results show a special tribute to Michael Jackson will be featured.
Last week Chuck Liddell and partner Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated.
In week three, actress Debi Mazar and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and politician Tom Delay and his partner Cheryl Burke left the show.
In week two, model Kathy Ireland and her partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated. Guest judge Baz Luhrmann was on the panel in place of Len Goodman.
In week one, actor Ashley Hamilton with partner Edyta Sliwinska and singer Macy Gray with partner Jonathan Roberts were eliminated.